Archive for the ‘Tributes to Dana’ Category

Tribute to Dana Meadows

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Philip Rice ~Cobb Hill Co-Housing~ My name is Phil Rice and today I’d like to talk about my experience of Dana as a fellow member of a project to create an eco-village called Cobb Hill Co-housing. Occasionally before she falls asleep, my 3 1/2 year old daughter asks: “Daddy, what did Dana do?” A good question. For the bedtime ritual her answer is: “She [...]

Tribute to Dana Meadows

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By John M. Richardson Jr. ~Professor of International Development, American University~ Global modelling has been described as a science, struggling with problems too large for the participants, but too important to ignore. Global modelers, however, were often seen as a fractious bunch of academics, more preoccupied with making each other wrong than addressing the threats faced by a vulerable human species, living [...]

Reflection on Dana

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Dennis Meadows ~University of New Hampshire Faculty~ I have had over two months to accept the reality of Dana’s passing; I have not managed it yet. I have had two months to find appropriate words to share on this day who all those who have gathered in her memory. I have not managed to do that either. There is just too [...]

Dana the Teacher — Unearthing our Visions and Driving us Nuts

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Andrew Jones ~Former Student and Current Sustainability Institute Staff~ My name is Drew Jones. I was a student of Dana’s here at Dartmouth back in the late 80s and now work at Sustainability Institute, the organization she founded three years ago. I want to tell you a story about Dana and share something she wrote about her students. Overall, I want to [...]

Tribute to Dana Meadows

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Priscilla Sears ~Professor, English Department, Dartmouth College~ I am Priscilla Sears from the English Department. Dana was my colleague, my friend, and often my sustainer. After the publication of Beyond the Limits Dana told me that the editors had insisted that she shorten the comments about love as a sina qua non of sustainability. She comments about love on the cover [...]

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